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Popular South African Travel Destinations

South Africa is a leading travel destination for millions of tourists yearly.

This diverse country offers a wide range of activities from pristine beaches to adventure packed wildlife safaris.

With the help of the travel experts at we bring you insight into the most popular destinations in South Africa for an exotic vacation or wildlife safari.

Cape Town

Cape Town is located at the southern most tip of the African content and is frequently rated in the world’s Top 10 Most Beautiful cities.

If you are looking for pristine beaches, world-class wine estates and excellent cuisine, you are going to love Cape Town.

One of the highlights of a trip here is the unique Boulders Beach. The beach is home to a colony of penguins and sheltered from the winds by massive boulders – hence the name.

Cape Town offers a wide range of adrenaline activities including hiking, mountain biking, mountain climbing and of course shark cage diving.

Wine and food lovers are encouraged to make the short 40-minute trip to Franschhoek. This quaint little town is nestled at the foothills of the Cape Fold fountains and you’ll think you’ve left Africa and landed in Europe.

The area is home to some of the countries finest wine estates and restaurants, including a couple in worlds Top 50.

If you enjoy historic tours then a trip to Robben Island is recommended. This was the home of the late great Nelson Mandela and is a prison setting on a small island, accessible by boat only.

Cape Town offers a wide range of accommodation from self-catering or backpacking establishments to luxury 5-star hotels that would not be out of place in Monaco.

The recommended stay in Cape Town is 4 nights.

Kruger Park

The Kruger Park in the northern region of South Africa is home to the largest variety of large animals in Africa and over 500 bird species.

This is where you go if you want a wildlife safari experience with all of the Big Five on show here. (rhino, lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard)

The Kruger Park is easily accessible by road or air and there is a wide range of accommodation available.

It is recommended you visit the Kruger in the back-end of winter in South Africa from late July to November.

These cooler months means the animals are more active, the bush is less dense due to low rainfall and the animal viewing is at its best.

The typical stay for an African safari in the Kruger is 4-5 nights.

Garden Route

The Garden Route on the east coast of South Africa is one of the most gorgeous stretches of coastline anywhere in the world.

This trip is best experienced by car and boasts incredible whale watching opportunities.

The Southern Right whales enter this area yearly looking for places to spawn, resulting in magnificent sightings.

The fauna and flora available in this part of the world is rated in the Top 10 globally and if you are looking for quaint seaside villages, this is the area for you.

South Africa is a year-round travel destination and thanks to a somewhat weak local currency this is an affordable holiday.

Contact one of the friendly travel experts at for more information or to help you plan the perfect African safari or holiday experience.